CDU school-based apprentice wins national award 

Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Yazmin Brown

Charles Darwin University (CDU) school-based apprentice Yazmin Brown has been named the Stella Axarlis Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year at the Australian Training Awards.

Yazmin has been studying a Certificate III in Automotive Technology (Light Vehicle) through CDU at Casuarina Senior College and working at Kerry’s Automotive Group.

She works two days a week at the dealership, one day at CDU and spends the other two days at school. She works full time at the dealership during school holidays.

Yazmin said she was not fazed being a female in a male-dominated environment.
“I don’t see being a girl as an issue and I enjoy working with the guys,” she said.

She is now learning the latest automotive technologies at Kerry’s Automotive Group. Operations Manager Mark Dresher said she was considered a very capable apprentice.

Yazmin said she enjoyed learning about the latest automotive technologies, but also enjoyed getting her hands dirty fixing older cars.